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Report finds that academic fraud at U. of North Carolina lasted nearly 20 yearsOpen in a New Window

More than 3,100 students participated in no-show courses at UNC Chapel Hill, and nearly half of them were athletes.

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Kenneth Wainstein presents his findings.

 

U.S. eases requirements for Parent PLUS loansOpen in a New Window

Parents and students with damaged credit histories will have an easier time getting the loans under new regulations. Education Department will publish institution-level PLUS loan default rates. 

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Wake Forest to drop traditional MBA programOpen in a New Window

Wake Forest will eliminate its full-time program to focus on growing market of those who want to earn degree while still working full-time.

 

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Wake Forest business school

 

Harvard U. president draws criticism from postal workers unionOpen in a New Window

First Harvard chief to serve on corporate board faces criticism for decisions of the company.

 

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Times Higher Education analysis of impact of austerity on European universitiesOpen in a New Window

A Times Higher Education round-up on budgets and enrollments.

 

Bipartisan support for bringing back federal aid for 'ability-to-benefit' studentsOpen in a New Window

Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."

 

U. of Arkansas System debates how to fund online education startupOpen in a New Window

Campuses in the the University of Arkansas System balk at the idea of paying the startup costs of an online institution that is missing its own fund-raising target and may one day compete for their students.
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New data show communication faculty jobs are upOpen in a New Window

While many disciplines continue to face shortages of faculty openings, this one is seeing a surge.

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Former congressman says 'inexorable change' coming to NCAA sportsOpen in a New Window

At a panel on the state of college athletics, a former Congressman says a presidential commission on college sports is all but inevitable.

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Tom McMillen

 

Colleges start new academic programsOpen in a New Window

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